So many things can look silly but from a different perspective, we see the purpose. Three Vanderbilt biology researchers were riding through Nashville and they had one objective: to create an image of Elvis.
Elvis is already immortalized as one of the greatest in music history but these researchers wanted to take it one notch further and make one of those GPS images where they trace a route that would form an image.
The Music City-themed bike route is part of a global trend some call GPS doodling, or "Strava art." Runners, cyclists, skateboarders and other athletes trek around towns, and even across countries, with GPS devices strapped to their wrists or handlebars to create pictures with their activity routes.
When they are done, they post them to networks like Strava, which is essentially social media for athletes. It's meant as a training tool, where people can compare their performances and friends and followers can like and comment on them.
But this wasn't the first image that they had created. Check out who it was they made an image first and why on the Tennessean.
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